7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 31)
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Isabel is getting really good at buckling her high chair, and entertains herself in this manner for many minutes each day. Unfortunately, she can't unbuckle it, so this is definitely a "together" activity.
Week one of summer va-cay was super fun. I built a little "music wall" outside on the back porch, and I acquired a very sturdy, weather-resistant play kitchen, so the back "yard" has been a major hang out in the past few days. In the field trip dept., we have so far enjoyed the Arboretum, the library and the fountain in Columbia Heights.
I finally read The Fault in Our Stars this week. What took me so long? I couldn't help tearing through it, even though I simultaneously didn't want it to end. If you haven't read it yet, you really need to. But be prepare to neglect all other life responsibilities for a few days. Sorry laundry.
In addition to buckling, Isabel has been "reading" a lot of books this week. She spreads them all over the floor in the process, but that's okay because she reads them in a super-cute, very low voice. I will try to capture this on video soon.
Next week, Elijah and I are hosting a little math camp at our house. And by math camp, I mean a little 3-year-old fun time with play dough, Legos, art and yes, a tad bit of math. Because I love math. I know, nerdsville, but I can't help it. And, as one of my dad's students said, "It seems like people who are good at math are good at a lot of other things, too." So, no reason we can't start early. I'll let you know how it goes.
I am through five of the books for the KBR contest judging. The last book I had to read was so bad that I almost didn't finish. I only have to pick the top five, and if that makes it in, then I will cry. I don't think it will. But I finished it anyway. Because I'm a good judge like that. Only 3/4 of the books to go.
We're gearing up for a busy weekend around here. Potluck, b-day party and babysitting tomorrow, Father's Day on Sunday. A big shout out to Kurt, who is an excellent father even in the face of extreme stress (read: road trips), and another big shout out to my own dad, who is the source of my aforementioned math love. You guys are amazing.